Existential Fridays

April 28, 2006 at 10:59 am (Uncategorized)

  On this fine sunny Friday, I am in an existential mood, so I decided to write a post on it. What got me in this mood is that fact that it was Earth Day last weekend and a video I came across on the web. In essence it got me thinking how we all fit in on this crazy planet.

    There is so much stuff going on lately that one has to wonder, what are we as humans are doing to the planet. We are basically stripping the planet of all natural resources and polluting it like there was no tomorrow. What legacy will we leave future generations.

  Besides the stuff that we are doing to the planet, there is all the craziness that we are doing to ourselves. I think of all the wars, conflicts, terrorism, etc., that are going on. In the last twenty years or so, the world seems like a place at war.

  I do not have the answers to all this of course. In conclusion I will just say give peace a chance and give the planet a chance as well.

Some interesting links, I came across.

http://www.ernestcline.com/spokenword/

http://www.worldwildlife.org/earthday/

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No One Dies

April 25, 2006 at 9:51 am (Uncategorized)

  What is the government trying to pull on us now. Is it some sort of magic trick or some type of existentialist theory. On the morning news they were just saying that the media is to be barred from covering the repatriation of Canadian soldiers’ remains.

     I guess what the governement is saying to us, is that if  no one sees the bodies, no one really dies. It appears to me that they want to affect Canadian public opinion about the war/conflict control mission in Afghanistan. It does not look good having coffins draped in flags on the evening newscasts. It would probably get Canadians upset while they are having supper.

  What is interesting is that the Bush Administration pulled the same move in the US a few years ago. It worked for a period of time and then they had to release the photos.

      It seems that we are getting more in line with the Americans since the Harper government is in power. I am into conspiracy theories and I seriously believe that the US right helped Harper get elected and that he owes them something. One of the things he owes them is getting the war accepted here in Canada and he knows that seeing soldiers in coffins on the evening news will not help the cause.

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War Games

April 20, 2006 at 9:10 am (Uncategorized)

  Polticians have started playing war games. My fear is that lives will be lost in a nuclear holacaust. It is dangerous to become the uber police.

    No one likes to be told what to do by someone else. That is exactly what the US is doing with Iran. I hope that Iran does not become the next Iraq. As I have stated before in this blog, the Iraq war is just a war for petrol, I am convinced of that. 

   Iran will become a target for the same reasons. They happen to the fourth largest oil producer in the world. They are all blaming the lateset increase in oil prices on the Iran conflict. I hope that Canada steps up and does not just accept what the US will want to do, now that we are buddies with Bush.

  I hope that Iran does not become another Iraq. The US would be making a grave mistake regarding Iran because no one has the right to attack others just because they might be enriching uranium and maybe possibly making nuclear weapons. This logic of maybes worked for Iraq.That is what worries me.

 

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Highway Robbery

April 11, 2006 at 10:58 am (Uncategorized)

  Summer will be here in a few months, and it is time to get ready for highway robbery. We are in April and prices are already one dollar and ten cents for gasoline. I am scared to think what they will hit in the summer.

  My best prediction is at least fifty to sixty cents more. What is shocking about all this is that the big petrol companies claim that it is not their fault. They say the government makes all the money, it is the taxes they say. How can that be true and how can they be making huge profits at the same time. Something in not right here.

   What also gets me angry about all this is that an oil rich part of Canada(Alberta) does not pay as much as we do, they are always paying at least ten to fifteen percent less. Sure the oil is there and all that, but why is the rest of the country not benefitting at all from this. Alberta sits on the second largest oil reserve in the world(only Saudi Arabia beats them).

   While we are on the subject of oil, why the heck are we so dependent on it. I am certian that there are more energy effecient and less pollutent fuel sources there, but these are just squashed like a bug. The lobby that makes sure oil is king, is just too strong. A whole bunch of money gets made somewhere.

   Until we start pushing our politicians to make the environment a priority and get them working on other fuel solutions, get ready for high gas prices.

   

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Spring Has Sprung

April 11, 2006 at 9:09 am (Uncategorized)

  I think I can state without fear of more snow that spring is finally here. We are supposed to be hitting eighteen degrees C today. It is safe to say that winter is finally over now.

   Spring was officially here about three weeks ago, but it was still snowing last week. It was not alot of snow, but it was highly depressing to say the least. What made it especially derpressing was that the previous weekend was super nice and then suprise snow again.

    The weather here in good old Montreal is always tricky but I think that we are OK now. It looks like it will be warm but a little rainy. I believe that winter is finally over and done with. Let us get those terraces on St. Denis street open. Hail ye spring !!

For Montreal weather–>> http://www.weathernetwork.com .

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